Colorado Wildlife | Above the Tree Line

June 27, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

Mountain Goat near the summit of Mt. Evans

Earlier this month, I took a trip up to Mount Evans, Colorado. If you haven't been to the top of a 'fourteener', then the only way I could describe it to you in words is to quote a favorite movie of mine, Dead Poet's Society. In one scene, Robin Williams, the English teacher, stands on top of his desk to show the class that we must constantly try to look at life from a different perspective.

"You see," he says, "the world looks very different from up here. If you don't believe me? Come see for yourself."

Well above the tree line at 14,265 feet, you definitely see Colorado from a different perspective! 

The main purpose of my trip though was to bring home some good photographs of the wildlife up there, but I have to admit, this isn't much of a challenge at Mount Evans. On a good day, you'll see mountain goats, bighorn sheep and marmots just a short distance from your vehicle as you drive up to the summit. I was still determined to get away from the 'beaten trail' and catch some mountain goats in a more isolated setting, so I followed a small group several hundred yards, leaping from rock to rock to keep up the them until I got this nice shot and a few more.

My trip came with a price though, because I developed a bad case of Bursitis in one foot that had me limping for a few days! It was worth it though. You can these photos and more wildlife by going to my Colorado Gallery.


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